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Homeland: Season 3 (2013)




Critic Consensus: As the stakes get higher, Homeland remains a roller coaster ride of tension, and Claire Danes is riveting in one of the best written thrillers on television.


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Following the deadly Langley bombing that is blamed on disgraced congressman Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and having helped him escape the U.S., Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is desperate to solve the case and clear Brody's name as the third series of the conspiracy thriller begins. But Carrie's efforts are threatened when she becomes the focus of a hostile Senate investigation led by Sen. Andrew Lockhart (Tracy Letts) who believes the CIA is covering up the truth about the attack. Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), now CIA chief, also feels the heat of the probe and it begins to undermine his efforts to revive the Agency. Trouble also brews in the Brody household when Dana (Morgan Saylor) starts exhibiting destructive behavior and runs away from home. As for Brody, who has a $10 million bounty on his head, he begins to recuperate from a gunshot wound in Venezuela where he is held captive by armed gunmen in a ramshackle Caracas building called the Tower of David. With no passport, no money and no chance of escape, Brody slowly begins to realise that he may have to live out the rest of his days in this slum dwelling where Carrie has arranged for him to at least be safe.


Claire Danes
as Carrie Mathison
Damian Lewis
as Nicholas Brody
Mandy Patinkin
as Saul Berenson
Morena Baccarin
as Jessica Brody
David Harewood
as David Estes
Diego Klattenhoff
as Capt. Mike Faber
Morgan Saylor
as Dana Brody
Jackson Pace
as Chris Brody
Tracy Letts
as Sen. Andrew Lockhart
Rupert Friend
as Peter Quinn
Clark Johnson
as Detective Johnson
William Sadler
as Mike Higgins
Vincent Irizarry
as Captain Lonza
Martin Donovan
as Leland Bennett
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Critic Reviews for Homeland: Season 3

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (16)

It will be good when we get Carrie and Brody back in the lineup. Till then, the game is going just fine.

September 27, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I hope the rest of the season lives up to the promise of these episodes, but watching Homeland has made me paranoid.

September 26, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Strong start. (Here's hoping it stays that way.)

September 26, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The very best TV is almost never about the destination. It's about appreciating the perilous journey taken to get there. And that's something worth remembering as Homeland's writers once again attempt to tiptoe across a crater they themselves created.

October 14, 2013 | Full Review…

At the moment it's hard to care.

July 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It seems that one needs to enter this third season of Showtime's Homeland fully aware that the series has long since deviated from its (relatively) realistic approach in Season 1.

October 1, 2013 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

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Intelligent, thrilling, and daring, the third season of Homeland defies television convention and does not disappoint. New story-lines are introduced, old ones are handled with care, and chances are taken. I felt the writing for this season matured over the second season, which had some weak elements. This season felt focused, atmospheric, and relentlessly entertaining. It's a show that always has a keen eye on the future, and refuses to sacrifice its nuanced take on the spy genre to create a viewing experience seldom rivaled.


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